Sometime ago, one of our fans in Tucson mailed a CD to their friend in Bothel, WA. This friend, a local Bothel guitar teacher, liked what he heard. He drinks coffee at a place called the Lyons Den. Last week, while getting coffee at that establishment, he noticed a flyer that said Ryanhood was coming. Tonight came, and he was there, with his son, and he even made a request for Separate. And this is awesome. So Good job! to our Tucson friend for passing along our CD, and Good job! to Cascadia College for making flyers, and Good job! Lyons Den for putting them up! Its amazing when this whole machine actually works. Please feel free to try this at home!
Speaking of home, we’ve been gone for a little while. 11 days to be exact. (Somehow I didn’t get the memo and I packed only 3 days worth of clothes, which has been ridiculously annoying; Cameron, if you are reading this, you may not want to sit next to me on the plane home tomorrow). In the middle of our time away, we spent two more long days in LA to work some more on the record (friends in LA, please don’t be upset we didn’t visit this time through, we are on-call 24/7 on these trips and haven’t had time to leisure about yet). We holed-up in a Hollywood rehearsal space, and ended up rehearsing right next door to Sum-41. I felt like I was inside of an episode of some E! Celebrity Sightings show. So far, we’ve worked up arrangements on about 9 songs for the record. There’s going to some beautiful hand-drumming on this record, and the use of full drum set is sparser and wiser. Stopless is sounding friggin awesome. I’m hoping its the lead-off track.
So in addition to our San Diego debut next month, we now have a show at the esteemed Hotel Café in Los Angeles the very next day. This is an amazing opportunity to launch things in Cali, and we really hope that people will rally together and start something big there! Spread the word! Were coming!
So one of my favorite candies in college used to be Starburst Fruit Twists (Licorice). And then they became Starburst Red Twists (Licorice) and they were still my favorite. And then they discontinued them. So I wrote an email to Starburst, dreaming that they would send me all the leftovers. But they just wrote back saying that they were ‘re-evaluating’ or something. More than a year later I found a three small packs in a store in Chicago. Which was sort of gross, because it meant that they had been on the shelf for a very long time. But I still bought all three packs. I ate them very slowly. Earlier this week while shopping in the produce section of a grocery store in Spokane, I spotted something called ‘Kenny’s Juicy Twists’. I am eating them now. And really liking them. It takes me right back to college. And the dentist.